NEWS

This Week

Monday Communist party holds a public rally at 8.30 p.m. at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliron opposing government’s labor and social security reforms. Communist party leader Aleka Papariga will speak. National Observatory of Athens holds the 22nd International Tsunami symposium to be held at the Panorama Hotel in Hania, Crete. To Wednesday. Tel. 210.349.0165 or log on to www.gein.noa.gr. Bank employees continue rolling 48-hour strikes over pension fund demands. To Thursday. Protesters will demonstrate outside the headquarters of the Emporiki Bank in Athens. Synaspismos Left Coalition President Alekos Alavanos to meet with Social Security Fund (IKA) chairman Yiannis Vartholomaios. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to attend EU transport ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg. To tomorrow. Wednesday The sixth Greek-Turkish Tourism Forum to be held in Samos Wednesday and at the Turkish port of Kusadasi Thursday. Greek and Turkish tourism ministers expected to sign a cooperation protocol. Ecocity, in cooperation with Panhellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, holds a conference on «Fuel Adulteration and its Impact on the Economy and the Environment,» to be held at 6 p.m. at the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) offices, 69 Patission & 4 Ainianos. Tel. 210. 619.6757 or log on to www.ecocity.gr. TIM mobile service provider and MOM/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal hold a press conference to present the program «I Want to Help the Seals of the Cyclades,» to be held at noon at the Ionic Center in Plaka. Federation of Builders and Construction Workers of Greece stages a 24-hour strike over pension demands. Economist conference holds the third international forum on «Government of the Future Reform and Restructuring of the Greek Public Sector Through e-Commerce, e-Governance and IT Policy,» at the Inter-Continental Hotel. Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to speak. Tel. 210.940.8750-2 or log on to www.hazliseconomist.com. Thursday Thirteenth Journalism conference on «Mass Media – Modern Reality in Greece and Europe,» to be held in Samothrace. To Sunday. Tel. 25510.368.23. Friday Second International Biotechnology Forum to be held at the Dais cultural center. To Sunday. Tel. 210.800.4910 or log on to www.igbf.gr.